By now you’ve probably seen the announcement that Hulu will be removing the male chastity tools in the streaming service.
It is the latest move by a major streaming service to eliminate a major feature of its service, a move that has angered many viewers and has been the subject of numerous legal challenges.
The change comes after a survey by Nielsen and the U.S. Department of Justice found that 38% of Hulu users have experienced sexual violence or assault while watching a movie or TV show.
It’s also the latest in a string of streaming service moves that have led to backlash from viewers.
In a letter sent to Hulu on Monday, the DOJ said that “hulu has demonstrated a pattern of abusive and discriminatory behavior in the past” against men who are looking for “male-centered content.”
“This discriminatory treatment of men who choose to watch male-centered media has led many of these men to seek alternative platforms, such as Hulu,” the letter reads.
“These men are not necessarily seeking sexual or physical violence; they are seeking a safe space to be able to freely express themselves, and the harm caused by this type of behavior cannot be overstated.”
According to Nielsen, the survey found that more than 30% of the respondents have experienced harassment or abuse during their viewing experience.
According to the report, 37% of respondents experienced sexual assault during viewing.
Hulu says it has worked to address the issues raised by the survey and is working to make its platform safer for men.
According to the Justice Department, it will begin removing male chastities from the streaming site on October 31, and will include a “bump-in” button for viewers who are experiencing issues.
However, Hulu has not yet announced when the feature will be removed from the service.
The company also announced that it will remove all of its apps and apps from the app store.
In addition, Hulu will also not be able stream movies or TV shows from its website or on its app store until the issue is resolved.
Hulu says it will continue to support its male-focused programming, including “Big Bang Theory,” “The Flash,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” and “Gotham.”